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Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biodiversity: Scientific and Ethical Issues for Sustainable Development

Edited By: Sivramiah Shantharam and Jane F Montgomery

237 pages, Tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95169 | ISBN: 1578080185
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Contents

Biotechnology and development - moving technology forward using environmental assessment; biosafety training programs and their importance in capacity building and technology assessment; genetically modified organisms - biosafety implications for India; environmental impact of crops transformed with genes from bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for insect resistance; biosafety issues of genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant plants - agriculture and agri-food Canada's perspective; biosafety issues of genetically engineered virus-resistant plants; marker gene controversy in transgenic plants; ethical dilemmas in the conservation of biodiversity; ecological context of biodiversity; biodiversity and biotechnology - ethical issues in developing countries; ethics and biodiversity; plant breeders and farmers in the new intellectual property regime -conflict of interests? aspects of biosafety in the conservation of biological diversity; IPR controversy and the Indian seed industry; new genes for old genes; the IPR debate for India; symposium participants.

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